Cost of living in Vancouver, Washington, United States

Summary of cost of living in Vancouver, Washington

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,005
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,160
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Vancouver, Washington
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $14
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $2.79
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.77
12 eggs, large $2.12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.62
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.00
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.28
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.51
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $2.14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.44
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,717
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,199
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $155
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,456
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $963
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $195
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $54
40” flat screen tv $305
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $154
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help $21
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $39
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $48
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $74
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,849
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.97
Monthly ticket public transport $58
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $23
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $144
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.26
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.29
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $46
2 tickets to the movies $25
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $150
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $81
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $432
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district $44
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 27 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2024

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